- The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine in 2014 touched the hearts of all believers. His
demonstration of love to all human beings, regardless of origin or religion, prompted us
to establish the Ecumenical Center for Pilgrims and Biblical Studies as a way to promote
this message to all interested people from all over the world.
- The Ecumenical Center for Pilgrims and Biblical Studies (ECPBS) was established with
the co-ordination of the churches. The ECPBS is managed by highly qualified staff
and lecturers who have a rich experience of the Holy Land. The Center is located south of
Jerusalem in Bethlehem.
- The ECPBS serves pilgrims, retirees, clergy, principals and teachers, and students from
all over the world. Our center provides lectures, and full accommodations, as well as field
trips to most of the historical and religious sites in the Holy Land. Our programs also give
the chance to all participants to live the Bible and meet the local people from different
denominations. This project was definitely inspired by his Holiness Pope Francis.
- Groups of Christian communities
- Clergy Groups
- Laypeople Groups
- University Students
- Individual Groups
- Arabs from abroad